Hilsa’s abundance in Padma-Meghna...

Dhaka, Tuesday   04 August 2020

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Hilsa’s abundance in Padma-Meghna

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 08:21 PM, 19 June 2019   Updated: 08:22 PM, 19 June 2019

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Since the beginning of the Asharh month, the Hilsa fish is being caught in different estuarine water near the sea and Padma-Meghna Rivers plentifully. Fisherman are happy in this. In the fish-houses of Chandpur have become crowded.

Every day there is an average 300 to 400 mount of Hilsa fish are sold in the biggest station fish Ghat of Chandpur town. Smiles bloomed on the faces of the fishermen and traders in this. Some of the local Hilsha traders said that for three-four days, many Hilsa fish have been being caught in different areas of Barisal, Bhola, Hatiya, Sandwip and Char Fasson in the coastal areas along the Meghna coast. These hilsa are coming directly from the Fishermen bring this Hilsa directly to the Chandpur fish ghat. The price of Hilsa is now available to buyers.

It is learnt walking around the market in the area, Hilsa of Padma and Meghna weighing one and a half kilogram of are being sold at tk Tk. 1,600 maximum while one kilo Hilsa costs Tk. 1,200 at best. And Hilsa weighting 800 to 900 grams are being sold at Tk 800 to 900 and weighing 500 to 600 grams Hilsa is sold at Tk 600 to Tk 700.

Hilsha merchant Nasser Ali said the traders were waiting for the Hilsa after donating (pay earlier) huge money to fishermen. The fishermen are taking these Hilsa from the southern seas. Hilsa supply was very low about month and a half months ago. But a lot of hilsa have been being caught for a few days. They are happy.

Malik Khandaker, former president of Fisheries Association, said, “This is the high season of the Hilsa. Every day, about 300 to 400 mounts of Hilsa fish is coming to the Ghat.

Chandpur District Fisheries Officer Asadul Bad said, “Most of the Hilsa are being collected in Chandpur fish ghat are caught in Padma and Meghna rivers of Chandpur region. Because, the flow of water in the river increased.  So Hilsa is available in some areas. But outside of the local, the Hilsa started coming from southern region.” In a few days, more Hilsa would be caught in the fishing net, he also said.